Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas.
©2004 Willina Lane Productions; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Flagg makes this down-home story about good neighbors and the power of love sparkle with wit and humor....Flagg is a gifted storyteller who knows how to tug at readers' heartstrings, winding up her satisfying holiday tale with the requisite Christmas miracle." (Publishers Weekly)
Thank you Fannie Flagg! What a delightful book for everyone to enjoy. I loved it and look forward to your next book.
A wonderful bit of prose. My wife and I found this story to be heart warming and charming. It is reminiscent of Tom Bodet's "The End of the Road" or Andy Griffith's Mayberry. A thoroughly enjoyable small town story. Highly recommended!
This is a delightful book, and appropriate for any season of the year. Fannie Flagg has once again shown us the excellent quality of her writing. I can hardly wait for her next novel.
This was a very nice christmas story that went beyond christmas, it was actually 2 christmas', and the year in between them.
Oswald T. Cambell so named for the can of Tomato soup that was in his basket at the orphanage he was left at has just received some bad news from his doctor who tells him to get out of Chicago and head south. He ends up in Lost River Alabama after his doctor gives him an outdated brochure for a health spa that turns out burned down over 20 years ago. But what he finds is a quaint little town with more women than men. the town is full of characters and grocery store owner with a pet redbird.
This was a fun little book I don't always enjoy christmas books that are too sweet & sappy this one had just the right amount of both along with a really good story, Fannie Flagg has written a heartwarming, humorous story that I would recommend to anyone, especially if you like southern fiction.
I re-read this for our RL bookclub and decided to try it on audio read by the author she did a great job at the narration there were only a couple times when the cadence fell a bit and she had to take a breath at an odd time. I did enjoy this one just as much the second time around this is such a delightful story that has become a christmas tradition for me to read.
While this book sounds as if it is a Christmas read, it really isn't. Flagg has written an easy to listen to story which will pull at your heart strings and leave you feeling better about the human race. I was captivated and recommend it for all ages.
I loved this book and didn't want it to end! What a great story made particularly enjoyable because it was narrated by the author!
This is the first Fannie Flagg book I've ever read or listened to, and I was delightfully surprised. The author's delivery was perfect for the heartwarming story. A great listen!
I am 74 and, despite health problems, am an active participant in life. I play the flute, draw in pastels, crochet, and write.
Definitely. Because it is intrigueing and fanciful. It is a fun read, and perfect for the Christmas season.
The guy who owned the red bird.
I have. I would say they are all equal. Fannie does a good job of telling her own stories.
An Orphan's Tale. But I must say, the real title is better.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable book. I saved it for the Christmas season, and it was very appropriate. It tells the story of a town that practices " good will to men". It is fanciful yet down to earth. It makes the reader suspend reality for a few moments and accept the miracle of the red birds. It has spirit , sentiment, and common sense all rolled into one.
As always, just as soon as I finish reading one of Fannie Flagg's books, I'm looking forward to her next story!!! I think she is definitely one of my favorite authors, & must be such a joy to actually know & live in her community!! Please keep writing forever!!!
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